RHYTHM GUITAR 019: Creating Rhythms (Ska & Reggae)

November 30, 2018:
Creating Rhythms (Ska and Reggae)

 NEW  The 19th lesson of "Rhythm Guitar" continues with a practice routine that has the sessions include composition. These final remaining Rhythm Guitar episodes not only include stylistic examples, but they also include a section for students to create their own original rhythm jams.

A bonus for BASIC and PREMIUM web-site members are the (9) MP3 play-along tracks that will help with learning each rhythm example. 

Paid Web-site members (BASIC and PREMIUM), can watch the associated video lessons and download the detailed PDF handout, along with the MP3 clap /strum play-along tracks...

Join the member's area to download the PDF handout and MP3's. Study all of the examples with full access to both video lessons. Be sure to spend some additional time on learning the "Rhythm Jam Challenge" piece that I performed at the start of the lesson in the "Part One" video...

The lesson plan for episode 19 is focused upon performing rhythms found in the Ska and Reggae guitar styles. Four examples in the lesson will focus on covering; the "Skank" Guitar Groove found in "Ska" music, the Reggae grooves of the "Double and Single hit Reggae beat and the famous "One-Drop" Reggae feel. 

Plus, I've also included a section covering 3rd-wave "Ska-Punk" featuring the "Up-Stroke Ska" groove.

Watch the Part One Video FREE on YouTube:

PART ONE (free on YouTube):  Example one runs through the sound and feel of Ska's "Skank Guitar" rhythmic style. This groove applies tight back-shots that accent the up-attack of each beat across the measure.

PART TWO:  In example two, the groove is based upon tight double-shots found in the Reggae style. This rhythm approach is often called the "Double-Hit /Single-Hit" rhythm and can be heard in many songs. One of the legendary players who uses this groove often is Bob Marley. 

Example three demonstrates the guitar parts that are typically performed with the "One-Drop" Reggae beat pattern. It applies a single measure phrase operating with recurring 8th-notes off of beats "2" and "4." The 8th-notes are applied using a strong accent made upon the down-beat, along with a weaker staccato attack made on the up-beat.

PART FOUR:  Example four involves the use of another one-bar phrase that centers around 8th-notes performed with a slight shuffle feel. This groove is based on the heavy accent of the down-beat of, "1," along with the up-beat accents of beats "2 and 3."

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Paid members can download the handout along with the MP3 jamtracks in the members area at: CreativeGuitarStudio.com



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